If you fancy a weekend surrounded by beautiful countryside, wrapped in history with just a sprinkle of mythical charm, then St Davids is for you. It might be the smallest city in the UK, but for culture, history and a warm welcome, it rates as one of the best. Brimming with character, it won’t be long before you have fallen in love with the enchanting city.
Thanks to the proximity to the National Park, it is ideally suited for exploring everything Pembrokeshire has to offer and is just a short distance from some of the best walks and beaches in the country, like Whitesands Bay and Newgale. Luckily you are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation, with a range of places on offer from hotels to cottages and unique character properties. These are just some of the places on offer that could well turn into your home away from home.
Found on the outskirts of the village, surrounded by beautiful countryside and with views of the sea, Twr y Felin is the ideal place to stay while exploring all the delights St Davids has to offer. The spacious and stylishly decorated rooms are the perfect retreat after a long day relaxing and come with a host of amenities including free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine. With breakfast included, a bar and restaurant on site and a terrace offering views of the breathtaking countryside, you could happily stay here for your entire trip.
If you do venture out though, the hotel is ideally suited to explore the local area and is within walking distance of St Davids where there are a selection of restaurants, cafes and shops on offer and you can visit the famous Cathedral, the resting place of Wales’ patron saint who the town is named after. Or it is a 10-minute walk to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the beach at Caerfai Bay.
Twr y Felin Hotel
Address: Caerfai Road, St. Davids, SA62 6QT, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 194 USD
It’s hard to forget you’re next to the sea at the Captain’s House, with the rustic and simple decoration taking inspiration straight from the beach. The guest house has a modern, bright feel and is perfect for those looking for a handy base during a visit to Pembrokeshire. The spacious and light rooms are finished to a high standard that is continued throughout the guest house, including the airy restaurant where guests can enjoy quality food in a pleasant setting.
With a bar, terrace, free WiFi and parking it has all the facilities you need to make your trip as comfortable as possible. There are also pack lunches on request, which are handy for any trips you may have planned during your stay. The house can be found right in the heart of St Davids, so is perfect for those looking for a central location. Shops, restaurants, and pubs are all on the doorstep as are the many sights of the U.K’s smallest town.
Address: 2 High Street, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 2SD (see map)
Price: from 163 USD
If a room with a view is what you’re looking for, you will struggle to beat Craig-Y-Mor. The cozy Bed and Breakfast has sea views out over the beautiful Whitesands Bay, a blue flag beach that is one of the best in Pembrokeshire. Nestled within the National Park, Craig-Y-More is just a few steps away from the Coast Path that stretches the length of Pembrokeshire’s coastline. The simple and welcoming bed and breakfast offers guests a bedroom and sitting room to relax in after a long day exploring.
Craig-Y-Mor Bed and Breakfast
Price: from 143 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you’re looking for the perfect, opulent retreat in the heart of the countryside then Crug Glâs is the place for you. A 5-star country house set in a 600 acres park, the farmhouse offers guests sensational views of the unspoiled landscape and is ideal for a peaceful and comfortable break in North Pembrokeshire. Beautifully decorated, the stunning interior features luxurious rooms of different styles, ranging from contemporary to traditional looks. Sleep soundly in a four poster bed, or relax in your double-ended copper bath after a meal at their restaurant, which offers a taste of Pembrokeshire, through their locally sourced menu.
Crug Glas Country House
Address: Crug Glâs Country House Bed & Breakfast & Restaurant, St. Davids, SA62 6XX, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 161 USD
Min-y-Don flat is perfect for a family or group, looking for a comfortable and cozy bolthole in Pembrokeshire. The first floor flat overlooks the quaint village of Solva, just a short distance from St Davids and offers awe-inspiring views across the stunning St. Brides Bay. The self-catering apartment sleeps four and boasts an open-plan kitchen and living area, with a log burning fire. It’s a great base to explore the North Pembrokeshire coast, with Newgale Sand and Whitesands Bay only a short drive away or hit the coast path and take a walk up towards St Davids, where you can enjoy discovering the charms of the cathedral city.
Price: from 81 USD
Number of Guests: 4
For a real Welsh experience, try Ysgubor Llanferan. The idyllic cottage is found in a working farm right on the coast, near St Davids. Just a short walk through one of the fields and you will find yourself on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and is an ideal location for those exploring the magnificent National Park.
The cottage itself accommodates four, with one master bed and a twin room and has a comfortable living area to relax in. Ty Blawd cottage adjoins the property and both can be booked if you need room for a few more. As it is a working farm, guests are advised to keep an eye out for machinery and animals and as the property is at the end of a track it advises sports cars won’t be suitable. Dogs are though and you are welcome to bring along your four-legged friend for the trip.
Price: from 54 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Located on the edge of the National Trust Waun Fawr, in the hamlet of Tretio, the picture-perfect Snug will charm any guest. Part of a former farmhouse, the self-contained two bedroom property is perfect for families or groups looking to enjoy a fun-packed weekend right in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Close to St Davids, the brightly decorated cottage has two bedrooms, one bathroom, open living area with an electric log-burning stove and includes free WiFi.
Price: from 96 USD
Number of Guests: 3
This recently refurbished three-bedroom cottage in the center of St Davids is a real find. The pleasing decor mixes modern and traditional styles that will help guests feel right at home and even has local finishing touch with rugs, blankets and cushions made in St Davids. The three-bed, two-bath property, boats a well-equipped kitchen perfect for whipping up a home-cooked meal after a busy day enjoying the delights of North Pembrokeshire. If you don’t fancy cooking, the restaurants and pubs of the city are just a short walk away and there’s even a rear garden to relax.
Welsh Cottage in the heart of St Davids
Price: from 107 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Find a new home in St Davids
For whatever holiday you’re planning, St Davids has the perfect accommodation for you. From snug farm cottages with awe-inspiring views to elegant farmhouses with luxurious interiors, there’s something for everyone in the welcoming and unspoiled corner of Pembrokeshire. The one thing they do have in common is their own unique Welsh charm, so you know where ever you stay is going to be a once in a lifetime experience.
While St Davids is the perfect place to explore North Pembrokeshire, don’t be afraid to venture further a field. Beaches in the south, such as Barafundle Bay and Broad Haven South are not to be missed and why not visit the historic Carew and Pembroke Castles that have been witness to some of the most important moments in Welsh history.
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